|South Beach surf on Martha's Vineyard (Source: Wikimedia Commons)|
Quansoo Farm is located in Chilmark along the south shore (shown above) of Martha's Vineyard. It is one of the properties of the Sheriff's Meadow Foundation, whose mission is to conserve the landscape of the island.
The word Quansoo means "eel" or "long fish" in the Wampanoag (the native tribe of the island) language. The name is believed to refer to the migration of female eels who went through the farm's Black Point Pond on their way to the sea each fall. Quansoo is a prime spot for fishing and also boasts some of the island's best soil for farming.
I've never been to the farm and honestly don't have much to say about it, but I am grateful to it for giving me a "Q" word! :D
My A-Z of Martha's Vineyard theme is inspired by my book, The Ghosts of Aquinnah, which is set on the island. Click here for all the info on the book.